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Monthly Archive: December

Asian Carps and GLMRIS Canadian Information Session

Posted: April 3, 2014 - 09:00 , by Aaron Phillips
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A poster containing information about invasive species produced by the Ministry of Natural Resources and GLIMRIS

Henry H.C. Choong shares his insight into a recent, important information session regarding the threat of invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.

Treasures from the Forbidden City: Bird's-Eye View of the Capital City

Posted: March 31, 2014 - 10:38 , by Gwen Adams
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Bird's-Eye View of the Capital City, Inspired by Emperor Longing's Poems. 
Xu Yang (徐揚, ­1750–after 1766­)
Ink and colour on silk
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1767
The Palace Museum, Xin­146672

Treasures from the Forbidden City: Imperial Yellow Bowl

Posted: March 24, 2014 - 15:24 , by Chen Shen
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Image of yellow bowl.
Objects on display in the exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside Court of China's Emperor at the Royal Ontario Museum, March 8 - September 1, 2014; and at Vancouver Art Gallery Oct 18, 2014 - Jan, 2015]

Imperial Yellow Bowl
Porcelain with yellow glaze
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period
Diameter 14.5 cm

Join us for #MuseumWeek

Posted: March 21, 2014 - 09:18 , by Ryan Dodge
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Museums around the world will gather on Twitter for #MuseumWeek, Mar. 24-30th, 2014


Posted: March 21, 2014 - 08:13 , by Brian Boyle
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photo studio

tray of butterflies

March 19th, 2014 - #ROM100

Posted: March 20, 2014 - 12:03 , by Ryan Dodge
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ROM Staff past and present gather for a group photo

Yesterday we celebrated 100 years and went viral on social media!

Applify Your Museum Visit

Posted: March 12, 2014 - 12:33 , by Amanda Girgis
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Graphic with sea of app icons

Mobile Apps bridge the physical and digital world for improved communication and enriched interactivity -- See how these apps can enhance your next visit to the ROM!

For the Adventuresome: Traversing Back in Time with Dr. Ed Keall

Posted: March 12, 2014 - 12:08 , by Rae Ostman
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Closeup view of a document

"Team Keall"--University of Toronto students Daira Szostak and Nicole Marcogliese--have been working on the archives of ROM archaeologist Ed Keall. Here, Daira shares some of the fascinating records they've found related to the ROM's excavations at Qal'eh-i Yazdigird in the 1970s.

Media Preview for The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

Posted: March 5, 2014 - 12:44 , by Ryan Dodge
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Janet Carding speaking the Forbidden City media preview

A Storify of tweets from the media preview for The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors this morning.

Lava Medals

Posted: March 3, 2014 - 11:42 , by Brian Boyle
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lava medal

A while back, I stopped in to the Earth Sciences Dept to look at some meteorites which needed to be photographed. While I was there, I noticed some very odd looking medallions sitting in a box on the counter. These were not the smooth precious metal medallions we see on a fairly regular basis. They were rough, and looked like they were made of some kind of finely crushed gravel or stone. I asked Ian Nicklin, the Mineralogy and Geology Technician in the Dept. about them.